If you want to learn how to Season a Chalkboard you have come to the right spot.
I love chalkboards and chalkboard paint…who doesn’t? Not only do I love chalkboards for the black, white wash that gives it a vintage worn look…so nostalgic, but I also love it for its many functional uses as well.
Chalkboards can be made from thrift store finds like old picture frames, plates, and windows.
This old tin thrift store plate was given some chalkboard love. Make your own using wood. This piece of wood from Lowes was turned into a Chalkboard Serving Tray. Use it as a background to create art and printables.
Here is a Kitchen Conversion Printable that utilized chalkboard as a background to help out with measurements in the kitchen. Make your own or visit my Etsy shop Dazzled in Distress to buy your own. Use chalkboard paint to organize and communicate. Here is a great way to organize two weeks of workouts with the Chalkboard Workout Calendar. Create labels on boxes, baskets, and signs like this Personalized Towel Hanger.Before you get to enjoy your chalkboard make sure you know how to SEASON it properly so you can best achieve that white washed look and prevent chalk text/images from creating a permanent shadow/imprint on the chalkboard.
SUPPLIES FOR CHALKBOARD SEASONING
- Black Chalkboard paint – I use Rust-oleum Chalkboard Paint
- Paint brush or roller
- Wet rag
STEPS FOR CHALKBOARD SEASONING
Step 1) Tape off any area that needs taping. Use a roller or paint brush and paint 1-2 coats of chalkboard paint or you can use chalkboard spray paint as well. Per chalkboard paint instructions allow the paint to dry 24 hours before adding chalk.
Step 2) Using the long side of a piece of chalk rub the chalk horizontal on the chalkboard surface. If the chalkboard surface is on wood be careful rubbing chalk against the grain it can leave what looks like scratch marks from the chalk. Once the entire board is covered in chalk take a wet rag and wipe the rubbed chalk off. I usually wipe the chalk off twice. Now the chalkboard is ready to be used.